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San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, who is a former British Olympic discus thrower and rugby player, says playing in the NFL has been the “hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Okoye had never played a snap of American football prior to his first practice with the 49ers in May. According to The Sacramento Bee, no other 49ers defensive lineman has played more snaps this 

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